The Southwestern PA School Breakfast Challenge 2019!
By Ryan Dunning
The challenge: increase participation in school breakfast.
Far too many low-income students aren’t getting the nutrition they need to support school success. School breakfast can help! When kids have a healthy breakfast, it not only supports good health but also enhances their ability to learn and succeed. On average, 123,000 low-income children eat school lunch each day in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Only 56.7 percent of these students are eating school breakfast. Help Pennsylvania become a Hunger-Free PA!
To sign up your school, CLICK HERE.
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland counties are eligible to participate. All participating schools will receive a small prize courtesy of Adagio Health.
If you have any questions, please contact Chris West (412-745-6495 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The three schools with the greatest increase in percent participation compared to October 2018 will receive unrestricted prize money.
1st place: $1,500
2nd place: $1,000
3rd place: $500
Adagio Health Power Up Program will also provide the winning schools with a food demo/tasting or a fun period of physical activity.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2019
Challenge Dates: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Thursday, October 31, 2019
Awards Announcement: The winning schools will be announced during National School Breakfast Week (March 2 – 6, 2020).
A special thank you to our partners Adagio Health, Allies for Children and American Dairy Association North East!